Samsung Launches Tiny, Ugly Pico Projector

Looking at this Samsung projector, your first reaction may be to cover your eyes in horror. But then when you look at the specs - and in particular the dimensions - your second reaction will probably be a grudging respect to the Samsung engineers who created it.

The SP-H03 pico projector from Samsung may look like an old Polaroid camera, but it measures just 70mm x 70mm x 27.5mm without the battery and weighs just 130g (or 210g with the battery). Considering it can push out an 80-inch picture at 854x480 pixels using its 30-ANSI bulb, plus has 1GB internal memory, it's a pretty amazing feat of engineering. It has an RRP of $399, which is pretty standard for a pico projector.

SYDNEY, Australia - July 27, 2010 – Giving business presentations, sharing information and watching movies wherever you go is now possible with Samsung’s bright, affordable, portable and powerful pico projector, the Samsung SP-H03.

Weighing only 210g, or 130g without a battery, Samsung’s first pico projector is currently lighter than many smartphones on the market today. The detachable battery, which lasts up to two hours in Eco mode, allows you to give your presentation without hunting for a power outlet or extension cord, making it an ideal solution for mobile workers, salesmen and even students to plug and play with a memory card or computer.

Despite its compact, mobile package, the SP-H03 can still handle powerful presentations: the 30-ANSI bulb is the brightest among pico projectors, and the device projects a bright, clear image on screens from 9 to 80 inches. Whether you’re showing a PowerPoint slide at a conference or watching an HD movie at home, the SP-H03 offers crystal clear image projection for maximum enjoyment.

With 1GB internal memory, documents, video, photos and music can be loaded directly onto the SP-H03 to deliver a smooth presentation experience. The device also supports external storage from a MicroSD card slot or PC via available USB ports, meaning size is no object for presentation delivery. The SP-H03 maximises usage efficiency through these interfaces so users can connect it to their notebook, camcorder, camera or smartphone.

“The pico projector market is rapidly growing as corporations globalise and professionals travel more often than ever. The SP-H03 was designed for easy portability, eliminating the hassle and setup issues often encountered by presenters as they travel from organisation to organisation,” said Emmanuele Silanesu, National Product & Marketing Manager - IT, Samsung Electronics Australia.

“Not only is it great for business people, but users of all kinds can experiment with the technology to share content in new ways. By creating a convenient, portable, powerful and inexpensive projector, Samsung is poised to assert its leadership at the top of this market. We’re excited to bring new projector technology options to Australians.”

The Samsung SP-H03 pico projector is available from 1st August 2010 at a RRP of $399.

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